Box, Balearic Island
This seldom offered evergreen shrub or small tree is not often seen in the U.S. It is related to and similar to the common Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) but has larger leaves. It is probably less cold-hardy but perhaps a better choice for warmer climates. It is an attractive plant for sun or semi-shade in sites with well-drained soil. It is native to the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and to southwestern Spain.